Common Mistakes Your Guitar Students Make When They Practice Guitar On Their Own

by Tom Hess

Your guitar students usually don’t practice guitar correctly by default. Part of your job as a guitar teacher is to train your guitar students to solve their guitar playing challenges.

Common guitar practice mistakes your students make include:

1. Not Isolating Their Guitar Playing Problems.

Some guitar players simply play the song or exercise they struggle with over and over. They make no attempt to focus on the specific mistakes that are happening. This makes their guitar practice very inefficient. Part of your job as a guitar is to make your students aware of these inefficiencies and get them to focus on them.

This video shows how to train your students to isolate their guitar playing problems:

2. Not Practicing The Problem Area In Context.

Some guitar players isolate their problem areas too much. They practice the problem area over and over, but never integrate it into context. This makes their playing sloppy and inconsistent when they actually play their music for real.

You must train your guitar students to balance isolation practice with contextual practice to help them make faster progress.

3. Not Staying Focused When They Practice.

Effective guitar practice requires a lot of concentration. Most guitar students aren’t naturally disciplined enough to concentrate on their own. One of your roles as a guitar teacher is to monitor what your students focus on and keep their attention where it needs to be.

Learn more strategies for training your guitar students to become great musicians quickly.

Tom HessAbout Tom Hess: Tom Hess is a guitar teacher, music career mentor and guitar teacher trainer. He trains guitar teachers from all over the world how to earn 6-figures per year teaching guitar, while working less than 40 hours per week. 

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